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Black Holes and Revelations

Muse Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Fourth studio album. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prog goes punk, punk goes prog June 30 2007
Format:Audio CD
I always hated prog rock - all those guys with greasy hair, singing about pixie battles in space. I read a review of Muse's latest album, saying it was "the future of prog", and it turned me off.

But once I got to hear "Black Holes and Revelations", I was swept away. I can see why people call it progressive - big, sweeping synthesizer noises, lyrics that sound sci-fi-y, mad guitars. But it's not self-indulgent like prog rock. It's got attitude, attack, a sneery sense of humor. Think Radiohead after one too many espressos and you might have an idea. Is this prog/punk fusion the future of rock 'n' roll?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Holes Aug. 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
Muse's Black Holes and Revelations is one of the brightest sounding albums to have ever been assembled. There is a mix of many different sounds and songs on this album and never has a 45 minute album seemed so short. Map of the Problematique gives you the sensation of wanting to turn up your car stereo and dart in between congested traffic at high speeds. Knights of Cydonia is solely responsible for taking 5 minutes off my 10 kilometer run time. You will NOT be disappointed by this album. Pure energy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their hearts and their souls Feb. 22 2007
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Muse broke out internationally with their stellar third album "Absolution," after two albums of just-as-good-but-not-well-known work.

Now they've returned with "Black Holes and Revelations," a simmering symphonic rock tapestry that expands their sound into darker territory. It's also more electronic in nature, but the core of the band still lies in their magnificent, haunting rock'n'roll and classical arrangements.

It opens with a rippling keyboard melody, which blooms out into a soaring guitar melody and lots of blippy electronica. That feeling only grows as Matthew Bellamy starts to sing of death, damnation, and corruption. "You behold/And beholden for all that you've done/And spin/Cast a spell/Cast a spell on the country you run/And risk/You will risk/You will risk all their lives and their souls..." Political? Sounds like it.

Muse heads towards more pleasant territory in the bittersweet, yearning "Starlight," as well as soft mournful balladry, and wistful pop that blossoms out into spare, sizzling electro-rock. Bellamy shows the beauty in the bleakness when he sings, "During the struggle/They will pull us down... Let's use this chance/To turn things around/And tonight/We can truly say/Together we're invincible."

But the heart of Muse is still in rock'n'roll, like Led Zeppelin fronted by Beethoven. They still specialize in walls of embroidered sound, like elaborate rock tapestries. They play symphonic rock that sweeps all over the board, explosive bass-laden rockers, and fast-paced violin rock that ends with a whisper.

Muse hasn't abandoned their sound in order to go mainstream, even after making it big on this side of the pond.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing July 4 2006
By Jesse
Format:Audio CD
I would Basicly give this cd a 4.5 but i can't so i gave it a 4. Ive been waiting so long for a new muse cd and it does deffinatly not dissapoint me. With this cd muse seems to try to experiment with different sounds and it gives them a bit of a new sound. This cd is loaded with awsome guitars,bass,and drums and vocals, i find that muse has never let me down yet to date, so why did i give it a 4.5 instead of a 5? This cd is just a littler harder to get into at first and it is not quite as catchy as absolution, it falls just a cm short of absolution but these problems can be ingnored if you give it a chance and let it grow on you, muse still gives the listener what they want to hear and i also think they wrote one of there coolist best songs on this cd. Assassin is an amazing song and is H-CORE! deffinatly check it out, Overall im very happy with this cd and I can say that this is one of the best releases of this year go check it out, im giving black holes and revelations a 4.5 out of 5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warning, highly addictive. Aug. 24 2006
Format:Audio CD
I was a moderate Muse fan before this album. I kept hearing Starlight on Virgin UK radio and was so caught up in it, it was all I could think about it. I immediately bought the album especially after a friend left me a note saying she was having a similar addiction problem.

Once I put the album in my discman I have not been able to stop listening to it. It is full of crazy sounds, some wicked techno touches that make it catchy and ridiculoulsy upbeat on some of the tracks. But it's the harmonies that are the best part. It never gets boring and keeps surprising. Tracks 1-4 are so unbelievable as is the rest but I can't stop listening to the first bit.

Although dangerous, riding your bike and listening to this album makes you feel like you are on top of the world and lovin' it all.

Definitly one of the best albums I've heard in a long time.
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